Introducing...Carnahan Electric, LTD.
06/30/2009 05:00PM ● Published by Wendy Sipple
Photo by Dante Fontana.
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
I found it; and expanded it as people asked for more services.
What was your first job, and what did you learn from the experience?
Sac Bee paper route...learned about people, money, collection, generosity and selfishness.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
We provide services to the government and to citizens, business, sports and churches. We donate to local school sports and IMF.
Why is your staff the best in the business?
They are versatile, multitalented and knowledgeable.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
My four adult children and their spouses, and nine grandchildren.
Who is your role model in business or in life, and why?
ICCC – International Christian Chamber of Commerce. They opened my eyes to the bigger picture.
Where do you go when the going gets tough?
I have a spot in the mountains where I meet with my maker. I also have a room that is quiet.
What’s your hidden talent?
It will remain hidden.
What’s your biggest job perk?
Seeing the employees thrive, and getting letters from happy customers.
What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?
Where do you and your family go locally to have fun?
We water ski in the mountains.
What’s your favorite childhood memory?
Working on the ranch with Grandpa Dixon.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
The Roman Centurion who met Jesus. Jesus said, “In all of Israel I have not seen such great faith.”
What’s your favorite local business other than your own?
Double Diamond Tack & Feed (Diamond Springs)
And finally, customer service is…?
Meeting customers’ specific needs or helping them find the right resource.
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